The table below looks at the statistics for Test Strategy skills in IT jobs advertised for the Kent region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Strategy over the 3 months to 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Test Strategy
Rank 59 - 104
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing Test Strategy 41 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 3.74% - 0.61%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 4.16% - 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 41 0 4
Average salary £41,000 - £68,750
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 - £48,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 - £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
Test Strategy
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in permanent jobs advertised in the Kent region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Kent
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
985 897 1010
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Kent 89.87% 86.25% 87.98%
Number of salaries quoted 861 803 857
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £58,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -

Test Strategy
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Test Strategy Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Salary Trend in Kent

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region.

Test Strategy Salary Trend in Kent

Test Strategy
Salary Histogram in Kent

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Strategy across the Kent region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

Test Strategy Salary Histogram in Kent

Test Strategy
Job Locations in Kent

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Strategy within the Kent region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chatham - 4 £38,000 -
West Malling - 2 £34,000 -
Maidstone - 1 £28,500 -
Test Strategy
South East

Test Strategy
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy.

1 42 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 39 (72.22%) Finance
3 35 (64.81%) SDLC
4 34 (62.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 33 (61.11%) Regression Testing
6 32 (59.26%) Integration Testing
6 32 (59.26%) System Integration Testing
7 27 (50.00%) ISEB
8 24 (44.44%) ISTQB
9 17 (31.48%) SQL
10 16 (29.63%) System Testing
11 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
12 12 (22.22%) QA
13 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (18.52%) Banking
14 10 (18.52%) Automated Testing
14 10 (18.52%) Software Testing
15 9 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
15 9 (16.67%) Manual Testing
15 9 (16.67%) MS Office
16 8 (14.81%) AS400
17 7 (12.96%) HP Quality Center
17 7 (12.96%) HP
17 7 (12.96%) Functional Testing
17 7 (12.96%) Defect Management
18 6 (11.11%) Line Management
18 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
18 6 (11.11%) Migration
18 6 (11.11%) Mathematics
19 5 (9.26%) Test Management

Test Strategy
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT jobs across the Kent region citing Test Strategy also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Test Strategy. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.85%) Apache
1 1 (1.85%) CMS
1 1 (1.85%) JBoss
1 1 (1.85%) WordPress
Applications
1 9 (16.67%) MS Office
2 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) JIRA
2 2 (3.70%) JMeter
3 1 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (72.22%) Finance
2 10 (18.52%) Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 43 (79.63%) Analyst
2 38 (70.37%) Test Analyst
3 16 (29.63%) Financial Analyst
4 15 (27.78%) Service Analyst
5 13 (24.07%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (24.07%) Senior Test Analyst
6 9 (16.67%) Test Manager
7 8 (14.81%) Senior Financial Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) AS400 Test Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Junior
8 3 (5.56%) Junior Analyst
8 3 (5.56%) Junior Test Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Banking Analyst
9 2 (3.70%) Test Leader
9 2 (3.70%) Tester
10 1 (1.85%) QA Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Senior Penetration Tester
10 1 (1.85%) Senior QA Engineer
10 1 (1.85%) Senior Tester
10 1 (1.85%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.56%) HTML
1 3 (5.56%) XML
2 1 (1.85%) RESTful
2 1 (1.85%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) AS400
2 6 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (77.78%) Test Scripting
2 35 (64.81%) SDLC
3 34 (62.96%) User Acceptance Testing
4 33 (61.11%) Regression Testing
5 32 (59.26%) Integration Testing
5 32 (59.26%) System Integration Testing
6 16 (29.63%) System Testing
7 11 (20.37%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (18.52%) Automated Testing
8 10 (18.52%) Software Testing
9 9 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (16.67%) Manual Testing
10 7 (12.96%) Defect Management
10 7 (12.96%) Functional Testing
11 6 (11.11%) Line Management
11 6 (11.11%) Migration
12 5 (9.26%) Test Management
13 4 (7.41%) Project Planning
14 3 (5.56%) Performance Testing
15 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (31.48%) SQL
2 4 (7.41%) Java
3 1 (1.85%) C#
Qualifications
1 27 (50.00%) ISEB
2 24 (44.44%) ISTQB
3 4 (7.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.70%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (22.22%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 7 (12.96%) HP
3 2 (3.70%) Oracle